Lerwick Town Council Election September 1838
From Shetland History Online
The 1838 Lerwick Town Council Election occurred on September 6.
Limited information is available regarding Town Council elections between 1818 and the early 1870's, as all information was recorded in the council minutes - which only listed the winning candidates but not how many votes they received.
Until 1877, elections were held every 3 years (from 1820) and used the format which saw two Bailies appointed, and 9 councillors elected by popular vote. The councillors are listed in order of how many votes they received, however as there was no information available on vote counts, the candidates will be listed as being Unopposed.
|Charles Ogilvy||Appointed as Senior Bailie|
|Gilbert Duncan||Appointed as Junior Bailie|
|Gilbert Tait||Elected as councillor|
|David Leask||Elected as councillor|
|William Hay||Elected as councillor|
|James Hunter||Elected as councillor|
|William Sievwright||Elected as councillor|
|Joseph Leask||Elected as councillor|
|Robert Goudie||Elected as councillor|
|William Clark||Elected as councillor|
|David Nicolson||Elected as councillor|